On not throwing in the towel


On Tuesday, I announced that I was starting a month-long blogging challenge. Starting with that post, I wanted to blog every weekday for a month.

On Wednesday, I woke up thinking about what I might blog about, which was kind of exciting! I hadn’t already forgotten, which is a great first step.

When it was . . . → keep reading

The Problem with Balance



Seems like the ideal right? Balanced diet. Life balance. Many of my clients come to me craving balance in their lives. Sometimes it’s balance in a particular area, sometimes, it’s a quest for complete life balance.

Even this cork is touting the quest for balance.

Sure, from a certain vantage point, balance looks pretty . . . → keep reading

R&R Sandwich


It’s my beginning/end-of-the-week Feedback Sandwich*. It’s like a pat on the back, wrapped around a wish. Totally magic. Please, join in and make yourself a sandwich in the comments! (Plus, updates on the Challenges!) Habits for Asking

Turns out that to do this really effectively, I need to have two weeks of my planning pages . . . → keep reading

One Thing At A Time


January is nearly over and I’m still rolling around the idea of a theme or quality I want to pay attention to, to bring into my life, in 2012.

The problem is, I already know what it is, I just keep hoping for something different. Something sexier. Something easier. Something less boring. (Not that there’s . . . → keep reading

Here I Am (New Year or Not)


The clamor of Christmas has quieted, only to be replaced by the clamor of the New Year. (Not) Resolution-making. Goal-creating. Three word-choosing. Theme-picking. Year-reviewing.

I’m feeling an urge to join in, as I have in different ways in years past. To look towards the year ahead and consider what I want it to look like. . . . → keep reading

How To Stop Blogging in 3 Easy Steps

Shannon Wilkinson at the start of the 40th Annual Portland Marathon

Step 1. Experience a devastating event. Step 2. Write about it and post it on your blog. Step 3. Compare every possible thing you could write about to it, and let everything come up short.

So, I’m going to skip the words for awhile and just share some pictures from the last couple of months…

. . . → keep reading

Trying to say Goodbye

Recently, I wrote about finding a new normal. Here’s why:

About a month ago, I received a series of calls that changed everything. My mom, my brother, a neighbor of my mom’s all called to tell me that my dad had died. I rushed to my parents house, thinking they must be wrong. I’m sure . . . → keep reading

Pose for a Change

Shannon Wilkinson Posing on the Summit of Mt. Shasta

During the Explore & Play call in August, we experimented with posture and how it can affect your feelings of confidence. (Get a free copy of the Create Confidence recording.)

You can try it right now. First, slouch, cave in your chest, close your eyes part way and notice how you feel. Then, sit (or . . . → keep reading

Finding a New Normal

I guess this is how you get back to normal, when your world turns upside down (more on what changed). You just start showing up. You explore this new place. See what begins to feel like the new normal. You experiment. Move slowly. Be gentle with yourself and the world around you.

At least that’s . . . → keep reading

It’s a Glitter Sandwich Kind of Week


It’s time again for my end-of-the-week Feedback Sandwich*. They’re transforming how I think about my week. It’s like a pat on the back, wrapped around a wish. Totally magic. Please, join in and make yourself a sandwich in the comments! I’m loving the Do-Overs

Turns out that the real magic of the Do-Over Sandwich is . . . → keep reading